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R&D researchers. By sex

R&D researchers. Total 2019
Value % over total
Catalonia 30,331 100.0
Spain 143,974 (p) ..
Eurozone 1,489,636 (p) ..
European Union-27 1,857,622 (p) ..
Units: In full-time equivalent.
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
(p) Provisional value.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
R&D researchers. Men 2019
Value % over total
Catalonia 18,474 60.9
Spain .. ..
Eurozone .. ..
European Union-27 .. ..
Units: In full-time equivalent.
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
R&D researchers. Women 2019
Value % over total
Catalonia 11,858 39.1
Spain .. ..
Eurozone .. ..
European Union-27 .. ..
Units: In full-time equivalent.
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: April 30, 2021.

Methodological note

Research and experimental development (R&D) comprise creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications.

The main breakdown of R&D statistics is by four institutional sectors of performance. These four sectors of performance are the business enterprise sector (BES), the government sector (GOV), the higher education sector (HES) and the private non-profit sector (PNP).

Basic data on R&D personnel are expressed as head count (HC) and full time equivalents (FTE). Total national R&D personnel is obtained by summing up the R&D personnel employed in the four different sectors of performance.